Kira Dietrich

Kira Dietrich

Portland, OR, US



I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's in Architecture in June 2016. I am currently searching for a job in an architecture firm that specializes in housing and community development work. 

My short term goals include earning my architectural license and finding a place to start a life for myself.

My career goal is to tackle the issues presented by suburbia and to create a healthier alternative. Even though I have yet fully understand the problems presented by suburbia, I believe that answers lay in micro-dwelling/tiny house tactics, pedestrian- and transit-oriented design, mixed-use, revitalization or under utilized areas, creation of strong communities, soft architecture, and increasing community ownership of public spaces. 

This list is by no means completely inclusive. I look forward to what the future brings and the insights I will gain as I progress in my architectural career. 

Areas I would like to further explore include passivehaus design, micro-dwellings, affordable housing, prefabricated construction techniques, urban planning, adaptive reuse, and integration of green strategies in design.



Robert D. Clark Honors College, Eugene, OR, US, Administrative Support

- Responsibility for completion of tasks, including complicated and time sensitive projects for staff
- Organized storage areas, with help of supervisors, to increase efficiency
- Acted as friendly, helpful face to those visiting the front desk.

Oct 2011 - Jun 2016

2fORM Architects, Eugene, OR, US, Practicum Student

I worked as a practicum student through my university for 2form architecture. Through this experience I gained insight into the workings of an architecture firm. I worked on a variety of projects in a variety of stages including design development, presentation, and site visits.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2016


Outstanding Student Employee at UO, Award

A Certificate of Excellence issue for quality of work, initiation, attitude, adaptability, and uniqueness of contribution as a student employee.


Areas of Specialization